Private Wireless Networks Summit

Fierce Wireless Presents:
Private Wireless Networks Summit
May 02-03, 2023 | Free Virtual Event

The Private Wireless industry is growing. Evolving business needs is fueling growth in this area, and many are deploying private wireless solutions to meet their connectivity requirements. Join Fierce’s Private Wireless Networks Summit to understand some of the biggest trends in this space, and how private wireless solutions could help your business.

12:30-1:15PM ET
Enabling Wi-Fi 6E & Wi-Fi 7 for Private Networks: What You Need to Know
Presenter: Mark Gibson

The promise of higher power Wi-Fi is just around the corner. However, to take advantage of this promise for private networks, an Automated Frequency Coordination (AFC) system is required to help manage spectrum use. In this session, Mark Gibson demystifies the AFC and explains why it’s needed, how it works, when to expect availability, and how to prepare to select and use an AFC.


Mark Gibson

Mark Gibson
Sr. Director, Business Development & Spectrum Policy

With 40 years of spectrum management experience, Mark is responsible for developing domestic and international business opportunities for CommScope. In addition to leading technical and business development efforts for numerous wireless and spectrum-related products and services, he has led efforts to address spectrum sharing between Federal government and commercial users. He leads CommScope’s CBRS efforts on the Spectrum Access System/Environmental Sensing Capability and the efforts to develop, test and certify the Automated Frequency Coordination system for 6 GHz unlicensed bands. He is a board member of the CBRS Alliance and an officer on the board of the Wireless Innovation Forum. He is a member of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee, where he has also co-chaired working groups related to spectrum sharing and data exchange issues and has testified before the U.S. Congress on spectrum-related matters. He has led spectrum management efforts including spectrum sharing analysis protocols and sharing criteria, as well as development of engineering services and software products. He speaks frequently and has authored several papers on spectrum sharing and relocation and has advised numerous wireless participants in their system design. He is a Life Member of IEEE. He has an amateur radio license and is an instrument-rated commercial pilot.